One thing I wanted to mention, as it had been awhile since I brought it up, is that Assisted Hatching was performed on this embryo. That makes me even more hopeful that he/she will decide to stick around!
Symptom check:Well, nothing that I can definitely attribute to implantation or pregnancy at this point. I realize how hard (or impossible) it is to discern pregnancy symptoms from hormone-medication-symptoms at this point, but I thought I would go ahead and list any symptoms. That way I can look back at this later and perhaps learn something.
- Last night I had some twinges happening. They were slight, but there. Was this dinner saying hello again, or something more?
- The past two days I have been quite hungry. Like stomach-growling hungry. Maybe from the meds? Not sure.
- Increased need to pee. Again, not sure if this is from meds or what. I usually have no issue with holding my bladder overnight, but last night I woke up at 2am reallllly wanting to pee. I held it so I could POAS with FMU, like a true soldier. My bladder woke me up again at 6:30 a.m. and that time I gave in.
So, I've never had an hCG shot in the ass before. All hCG trigger shots I've done have been subcutaneous. And 10,000 units of hCG. Well, the only information I received regarding the booster shot was that it was 0.6 mL, and I'm not sure that's an easy conversion. I don't know the concentration of hCG, so it's really hard to say.
But, I'm rambling. My point is that as I've never had a booster shot, let alone in the ass. I was surprised when it didn't really show up the following day on my pee sticks. I can expect a nice, dark line from Ovidrel, and this booster shot really has thrown me for a loop.
Today's pee sticks are darker than yesterday's. I'm assuming the shot in my ass needed a bit more time to travel to my blood stream...?? I know that it's too early for my body to start producing hCG yet, so that really is the only explanation I can come up with.
Here is a comparison pic of yesterday's test versus today's. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think!
4 1/2 days until beta!